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Tips for pet owners when moving in London

Moving in London can be a difficult time for a pet owner and their pet. With dogs and cats you don't want them underfoot, so it might be best to have a friend watch them or contact a boarding kennel.

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Moving in London can be a difficult time for a pet owner and their pet. With dogs and cats you don't want them underfoot, so it might be best to have a friend watch them or contact a boarding kennel. There are plenty of kennels across London. Check prices for your house move with Man Van Biz

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Here are some handy hints for owners of other pets:

If you have a large fish tank your fish should be placed in a smaller bowl and your large tank drained prior to the move. The fish can go to a family member or neighbour and the tank can easily go in the van with the rest of your furniture.

If you have pet birds they should be the last thing you move to your new home. This ensures a shorter time for the bird to be moved, diminishing its stress, and means you won't have to leave the bird alone in your new home. The bird should be moved in a travel case, which you can get from most pet stores or vets, and you should have a new cage set up ready when you get to your destination.

Reptile owners have a whole different set of problems to overcome. If you have snakes, feeding them the day before the move will make them much calmer during the move itself. You can buy nylon bags to put your reptiles in, or use an old pillow-case that is well washed without any conditioner. Put crumpled newspaper in the bag and put the bag in storage boxes, remember to add air holes! When you get to your new home leave the snakes or lizards overnight in a warm room to settle them in.

If you are a snake or spider owner, please mention that you have snakes or spiders to move when you get in touch. It's much better for everyone if you hire a man with a van who doesn't have a snake or arachnid related phobia.

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